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Rue Karuzi, Mukaza, Kabondo, Bujumbura, Bujumbura Mairie, Burundi


Intitulé du poste:                                          
Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Lead, USAID, Burundi Kira Ukuze Activity (KUA)
Catégorie du poste:                                      
Type de contrat:                                          
Contrat à durée détérminée
Niveau de formation:                                                
Doctorat, Master, Maitrise
Niveau d'expérience:                                                  
Minimum 5 ans
Délai limite de dépot des dossiers:                                                

Description détaillée du poste

URC is composed of talented and skilled individuals who embody URC’s values of creativity, collaboration, accountability, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and transparency.

If this sounds like you, join our team by applying below!

URC does not work with agencies or others who charge candidates for applications, training, interviews, etc. for URC jobs.

Hours: Regular/Full-time 
Salary: Commensurate with required experience and qualifications 
Reports to: Technical Director  

URC is a globally recognized leader in healthcare quality improvement. Since 1965, we have been committed to building and sustaining resilient health systems by collaborating with partners to implement science-driven, scalable solutions tailored to local needs. We embody our core values: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility), Collaboration, Accountability, and Performance Excellence. 

URC is searching for an experienced Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Lead for its Burundi Kira Ukuze Activity proposal. The purpose of this project is to accelerate reductions in preventable maternal, newborn, and child morbidity and mortality in geographic focus areas of Burundi, and to improve the health and nutritional status of women, children under five, and youth, through: (1) improved delivery of high quality reproductive, FP, maternal, neonatal, and child health, immunization, and malaria services across the continuum of care; (2) increased practice of health behaviors among women, youth, and men; and (3) health systems strengthened to support high-quality delivery of integrated care. 

The HSS Lead will provide strategic, technical, and managerial leadership in strengthening health systems and supporting high-quality delivery of integrated RMNCH, family planning, malaria, immunization, and nutrition prevention, care, and treatment services. Under the leadership of the Technical Director, the HSS Lead will contribute to the development of annual work plans, annual progress reports, and other documentation to demonstrate program progress. The HSS Lead will ensure strong linkages with all other Activity components and that the Activity outcomes are met. This position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining close working relations with the Ministry of Health and other governmental and non-governmental partners, as well as other implementing partners. 

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Provide strategic leadership to HSS efforts focusing on strengthening governance and coordination, training and supporting health workers and human resources for health, commodity security and supply chain, and data collection and use;
  • Contribute to program strategy and design, implementation monitoring, and adaptation of program interventions and activities; 
  • Collaborate with the Technical Director and MEL Advisor in the performance monitoring, identification of lessons learned/best practices, and documentation of implementation and impact of interventions; 
  • Ensure project activities are informed by evidence, appropriately adapted to local context, well-coordinated and clearly linked to program targets; 
  • Contribute to the development of the annual work plan, reports and other deliverables to USAID;
  • Actively engage with Ministry of Health (including participation in relevant technical working groups), other USAID-supported health activities, local partners, and USAID as may be required;
  • Support the Technical Director in budget tracking, review and approval of requests, purchases, and reports. 


  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the core health areas: malaria, maternal, newborn, and child health; and/or reproductive health/family planning; 
  • Knowledge of community and national health systems, community mobilization and engagement, gender and social norms, social and behavior change, quality improvement, capacity strengthening approaches, and sustainability mechanisms; 
  • Ability to be flexible and open to redirection; 
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; 
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage for results; 
  • Ability to work with people of different cultural backgrounds and foster teamwork, collaboration, and inclusion is important; 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and occasionally outside of normal business hours.   


  • Post-graduate degree in public health, health administration, medicine, nursing, social sciences, international development, or related field; 
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible senior-level working experience in positions managing large donor funded programs of similar size and scope (such as Team Lead/Unit Manager) in developing countries;   
  • Experience in contributing to or managing health service delivery and systems strengthening projects;
  • Burundi citizenship is required; 
  • Previous experience working on a USAID project is considered an asset; 
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, senior host government personnel, international organizations, and NGO partners required; 
  • Fluent reading, writing, and speaking in French and English, including demonstrated strong writing and oral presentation skills. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Unless otherwise directed we will retain your CV in our database for future opportunities. 

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


Apply online now at URC's WebSite

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